Anvil or Hammer


Posted in Goals by Mike on March 16, 2008

Sometimes, some people are just better than you at some things. The below conversation is what got me motivated to quit whining and train again. I am grateful to Brian for this:

Sent: Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 9:47 PM
Subject: Squat

Just wanted to let you guys know I hit 405 X 5 on
squats. I haven’t focused heavily on the squat,
instead choosing deads and the events, but it felt
pretty good.


Sent: Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 10:06 PM
Subject: Re: Squat

That is awesome man. Keep it up! you have surpassed me and I’m relatively healthy.



Sent: Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 11:03 PM
Subject:Re: Squat
Well I’m relatively insane, so that’s part of the

Are you competing in April?


Sent: Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 1:00 PM
Subject: Re: Squat


No, I had a craptastic training fall and winter. Realizing that I’m talking to a guy who has a cadaver tendon in his knee, which is far worse than anything I dealt with, I’m not gonna complain too much. Long story, short, I wasn’t at all motivated when the announcements came out and I’m pretty certain I blew past the entry dates.

That said. I think I’m all healthy and ready to go and your squats have motivated me. I’m shooting for a 1400 combined weight on the three powerlifts at a bodyweight below 230 for this year. I’m sure you’ll surpass it but that’ll just keep me moving.

Keep me informed on your training.
One of these days I need to scan this awesome picture I have, me with the keg at the first comp, you behind me  giving a thumbs up. I’ll send you a copy when i get it scanned.



So congrats to Brian and thanks for the kick in the butt. I appreciate it.

And yes, he is certifiably insane, just ask him, he’ll tell you all about it 🙂